UTME: 3 docked for double registration

Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME
Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME

The police in Ibadan arraigned three persons in an Iyaganku magistrates’ court for alleged double registration in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organized by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

Reports say an 18-year-old Lateef Adegbite, 18-year-old Agbo Okaku,  and a 33-year-old Olajuwon Awosika,  were arraigned on a two-count charge of double registration and examination malpractice.

The prosecutor, Insp. James Oriola told the court that Adegbite, Okaku, and Awosika conspired to commit the offenses with others at large.

The prosecutor said the offenses were contrary to section 3 (c) and 10 (b) and punishable under section 2 of examination malpractice act, Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The defense counsel, Mrs. Omoladun Aina, pleaded for bail for the defendants in the most liberal terms.

The magistrate, Mrs O. I. Osho, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100, 000 each, with two sureties each in like sum and adjourned the case till May 21 for mention.

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